Pediatric Oncology

This course focused on describing the common types of pediatric cancer, how cancer impacts feeding and swallowing skills, the various types of treatment for pediatric cancer, cancer treatment side effects on speech, feeding, and swallowing skills, and the Speech Language Pathologist's (SLP) role in pediatric cancer.

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Kristin earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has nearly 10 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, with 8 years devoted exclusively to pediatric oncology/hematology. Her research interests include rehabilitation for patients with posterior fossa syndrome and the comprehensive management of feeding and swallowing disorders in childhood cancer patients and survivors. Through mentorship, presentations, and even her Instagram (ped.onc.SLP), Kristin strives to make evidence-based information about childhood cancer easily accessible to SLPs and applicable to their clinical practice.

Kristin Lyons, MA, CCC-SLP


Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC is a speech language pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor who focuses on pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She especially loves serving infants and medically complex children. Bri strives to provide treatment that builds on responsive feeding approaches, is multidisciplinary, and considers a child's zone of proximal development and principles of neuroplasticity. She primarily works in the home health setting and enjoys mentoring future and current SLPs interested in PFDs.

Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC 

Learner Outcomes:

  • List 3 types of treatment for pediatric cancer.

  • Describe the SLPs role in pediatric cancer.

  • List 3 professionals who may be involved in the management of pediatric cancer.

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures:

Financial: Kristin received a speaking fee from Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC.

Non-financial: Kristin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial: Brianna is the founder and CEO of Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC and receives compensation for presenting continuing education courses. Bri receives a salary from Earthshine Speech and Language.

Non-Financial: Brianna is the cofounder and president of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Foundation. She is also a volunteer ambassador for Feeding Matters. Brianna manages the Instagram page @pediatricfeedingSLP & is co-host of the podcast The Feeding Pod.



  • Introduction 0-5 minutes

  • Common types of pediatric cancer 5-10 minutes

  • How cancers impact feeding and swallowing skills 10-15 minutes

  • Types of treatment for pediatric cancer side-effects on speech, feeding and swallowing skills 15-50 minutes

  • The SLP’s role in pediatric cancer 50-60 minutes


How to get ASHA CEUs:

-Watch Pre-recorded course in its entirety

-Complete 5 question post-quiz scoring 80% or higher

(you can retake the quiz)

-Make sure name, e-mail, address, and ASHA

number are correct in Thinkific account


*ASHA CEU option begins 9/18/2021

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